Majority Of Democrats Approve Of Replacing Biden With New Candidate, Poll Finds
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 9: U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris hold hands during a ceremony to celebrate the WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces in the East Room of the White House on May 9, 2024 in Washington, DC.
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A majority of Democrats approve of replacing President Joe Biden with another candidate ahead of the 2024 presidential election, a recent poll found.

The Rasmussen poll of 1,113 likely voters, which was conducted from May 20th to 22nd, found that 54 percent of Democrats think it is acceptable for another candidate to replace Biden as the Democratic nominee. Just under half of all likely voters, 49 percent, say that they approve of the Democrats swapping Biden out for another candidate, with 43 percent of Republicans agreeing.

Democrats did not, however, think that it was likely that Biden would be replaced, with only 38 percent saying they thought it was probable and 57 percent saying that it was not. The results mark a shift from February, when 47 percent of likely voters said they believed it was likely that the Democrat would replace Biden with a different candidate as their presidential nominee.

Democrats were also asked whether they thought several different candidates would be better candidates than Biden. Of the respondents, 17 percent said that Vice President Kamala Harris would be a better candidate than Biden while 21 percent and 11 percent said the same about former First Lady Michelle Obama and former candidate Hillary Clinton respectively.

Just eight percent said that California Governor Gavin Newsom would be a better candidate while another five percent pointed to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “None of them” won out with 31 percent.

The poll figures come as support for Biden in his November matchup against former President Donald Trump appears to be waning. One recent poll found that Trump holds a lead over Biden in five of seven crucial swing states and a tie in Nevada, with only one swing state, Michigan, currently supporting Biden by a slim one-point margin.

An additional poll found that Americans trust Trump more than Biden when it comes to handling immigration, crime, and the economy, three issues that are likely to have an outsized impact on the presidential contest in November.

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